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Ruta CH-21

Ruta CH-21 is a high mountain road located in northern Chile, in Antofagasta Region. The road is mostly unpaved and runs entirely over the 2.300m above the sea level.

Cerro Armazones

Cerro Armazones is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.060m (10,040ft) above the sea level, located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, the driest and remotest on Earth.

Ruta 27

Ruta 27 is a high mountain road located in the northern portion of Chile, on an arid high plateau in the Andes mountains.

Ruta 24

Ruta 24 is a stunning drive in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest areas in the world. The road is 156km long and links Calama and Tocopilla.

Salar de Quisquiro

Salar de Quisquiro is a high mountain salt flat at an elevation of 4.210m (13,812ft) above the sea level located in the Antofagasta Region, of northern Chile. Daytime temperatures will reach up to 30 °C, while at night temperatures will tend to drop very low, even below freezing point in winter. There are often also b winds in the area.

Portezuelo de Guaitiquina

Portezuelo de Guaitiquina is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.288m (14,068ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Chile and Argentina.

Laguna Verde

Located in the Andes Mountains of Chile, Laguna Verde is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 4.328m (14,200ft).

Geisers del Tatio

Located within the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, El Tatio is the highest geyser field of the world, at an elevation of 4.320m (14,173ft) above the sea level.

Paso Apacheta de Irpa o Cancosa

Paso Apacheta de Irpa o Cancosa is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.010m (13,156ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Chile and Bolivia.

B-245

B-245 is a very scenic high mountain road located in the Andes mountains of northeastern Chile. The road offers great views of volcanoes and lakes.

Cerro Tololo

Cerro Tololo is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.207m (7,241ft) above the sea level, located in the foothills of the Andes, in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile.

Azufrera Tacora

Azufrera Tacora is an abandoned sulphur mine at an elevation of 4.518m (14,822ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Chile and Peru.

Laguna de la Azufrera

Laguna de la Azufrera is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 4.288m (14,068ft) above the sea level, located in the Región de Antofagasta, in Chile.

Cerro Las Campanas

Cerro Las Campanas is a high mountain peka at an elevation of 2.380m (7,810ft) above the sea level, located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, the driest and remotest desert on Earth.

Termas del Flaco

Termas del Flaco is a hot springs resort with thermal baths at an elevation of 1.776m above the sea level located in the Región del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, of Chile.

Cerro Canasa

Cerro Canasa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of  4.304m (14,119ft) above the sea level, located in the Chilean Tarapacá Region, near the Bolivian border.

Salar de Aguas calientes

Salar de Aguas calientes is a high mountain salt flat at an elevation of 4.250m (13,943ft) above the sea level located in the Antofagasta Region, of northern Chile. Daytime temperatures will reach up to 30 °C, while at night temperatures will tend to drop very low, even below freezing point in winter. There are often also b winds in the area.

Laguna Salar de Pajonales

Laguna Salar de Pajonales is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 3.541m (11,617ft) above the sea level, located in the Región de Antofagasta, in Chile.

Laguna de Lejia

Laguna de Legia is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 4.350m (14,271ft) above the sea level located in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile. This is a maintained road where a high clearance 2WD vehicle is able to travel safely at low speeds on long dry straight-of-ways, without losing control due to wash boarding, ruts, or dips.

Laguna del Inca o del Portillo

Laguna del Inca o del Portillo is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.853m (9,360ft) above the sea level, located in the high mountains of the Andes, in Valparaíso Region of Chile, close to the border with Argentina.

C-173

C-173 is a high mountain track located in the Atacama region of Chile, running entirely over the 3.000m above the sea level.

Mirador de Toconce

Mirador de Toconce is a high mountain observation deck at an elevation of 3.339m (19,954ft) above the sea level located in the Antofagasta region of Chile.

Nevados de Vilcún

Nevados de Vilcún is a ski resort at an elevation of 1.508m above the sea level, located within the Conguillío National Park, in the Araucania region of Chile.

Pan-American Highway

The Pan-American Highway is one of the biggest adventures in the world. It’s a network of roads covering almost 48,000 kilometres (30,000 mi) from North America to South America.

La Silla

La Silla is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.400m (7,900ft) above the sea level, located in the southern part of the Atacama desert of northern Chile, the driest and remotest desert on Earth.

Paso Colchane-Pisiga

Paso Colchane-Pisiga is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.695m above the sea level, located on the Chilean-Bolivian border.

Carretera Chollay - Punta Colorada

The Chollay - Punta Colorada road is one of the most scenic drives in Chile. The road climbs several mountain passes. There are more than 30 hairpin turns.

R-925-S

R-925-S is a very scenic drive located at the foot of the Andes, in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region, in Chile.

Quebrada de Camarones

Quebrada de Camarones is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.391m above the sea level located in the Arica y Parinacota Region in Chile.




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